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What are some of the key differences in cultures of success and cultures of failure?

Has anyone studied this phenomenon? Is there a Talk on this and I just missed it.
What is the difference in the company culture at Apple compared to Compaq? Facebook vs. MySpace. The Bengals football organization vs. The Patriots. Schools who consistently have graduation rates of 98% vs. those who schools who have < 50% of their students?
It just seems that those organizations who “win” keep winning and those who “lose” keep loosing so why is that? Any ideas?


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    May 15 2013: If we define success in business as meeting the stated goals then the difference between winners and losers is leadership. If we don't know where we are trying to go how will we know if we get there? Winning leaders know where they are and where they want to be. Employees of winning companies know where they are going. Winners are always focused on stated goals. Losers are adrift.
    • May 15 2013: I think this must be true.

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